Once Upon a One More Time hasn’t even arrived on Broadway yet.
Last month, it was announced that a musical set to the music of Britney Spears was coming to Broadway. But now, before it’s even debuted onstage, it’s been snapped up for the silver screen.
Deadline reports that Sony Pictures won an auction for the rights of the film. Where the auction happened recently, there aren’t many people tied to the project.
But it has been confirmed that the film will be produced by Davis Entertainment, alongside Britney herself and her manager Larry Rudolph.
Davis Entertainment has produced films like the Predator series and I, Robot. It is also producing Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which is set to feature the company’s first-ever openly gay character.
The musical has been likened more to Mamma Mia! as opposed to Bohemian Rhapsody.
The stage musical will focus on a “rogue fairy godmother” who will question several women’s perceptions of happily ever after.
Described as “uproarious” and “irreverent”, the musical will make use of Britney’s extensive back catalogue and will adapt a book from Jon Hartmere, who wrote the screenplay for the comedy-drama The Upside.
In a statement, Britney said: “I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs – especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore. This is a dream come true for me!”
The New York Times said the musical will feature 23 Britney songs including some “deep album cuts”. Here’s hoping it will include bops such as Breathe On Me, Cinderella, Touch Of My Hand, Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortés) and… Big Fat Bass.
Throughout Britney’s career, she has sold over 150 million records worldwide. She also boasts the honour of being the best-selling female albums artist of the 2000s.
We recently ranked every single Britney album from worst to best. Take a look here.